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09-18-2009, 06:51 AM #66
It's called UAC (User Account Control) and it is supposed to be a security measure. It IS very annoying! it can be turned off in settings in the control panel. I have done so with no problems. I'm pretty computer literate and have lots of other protection in place so it is not needed. Just go into the Control Panel and type UAC into the search box. and uncheck the service.
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09-18-2009, 08:39 AM #67
If it was not for Apple I CANNOT IMAGE how bad Windows (actually it wouldn't be called Windows...it would be called DOS 2009) would be. If it wasn't for the Apple Evangelists and all the Apple fans it wouldn't be around and I am SURE all of us "I am a PC" users would be MUCH worse off today.
I remember when Windows first came out sitting on a plane and listening to someone praise how great the interface was and how revolutionary it was....and I was thinking "how ignorant can a person be" that has never seen or touched a Mac before. The BIGGEST mistake Apple did was they were too greedy and would not license their software out....man what a different computer world it would be if they had not been greedy back then.
09-18-2009, 10:17 AM #68
Re: NetbooksI will throw my 2 cents in.
09-18-2009, 12:03 PM #69
A friend has a Mac laptop.
I won't get into details cause it aint worth it.
I say to him...Show me the difference.
For almost all typical computer operators out there just going about daily business I do not see what the fuss is all about.
As far as receiving or sending email....HUH
What is that all about. I sent a file to myself and his computer.
Opening the file up....and...about zero difference.
Opening up and using particular types of software....Please tell me. If you are seeing some kind of difference out there for everyday computer use and not just some specialty software.........Not worth the money or the headache with trying to get all the software you could want with windows compared to mac.
As someone said above....I am not amused
Open the computer. Turn it on. Open your software. Use it.................Still waiting.....No majic here
As you said...I am not amused. Internet. Software. Mail.
Still waiting....still not amused. Not worth the maoney or agrivation.
As far as Nortan 360 for security. Never a problem. Blocks stuff all the time. Alerts you all the time. Automatically deletes crap all the time. Have people had problems with any computer or any software or any operating system...Oh yeah, absolutely.
Is mac anything to brag about or hold on high about anything other than it has a differnt name and different price, nope, for you typical computer user getting all stiff with excitement about....Not.
Does Microsoft have an have had problems...yep. Do they always find a fix for it...yep. You want to throw excitement this way talk about something out of this world different and worth talking about.
09-18-2009, 01:28 PM #70
You haven't used a Mac, so what do you base your opinions on other than ignorance?
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09-19-2009, 04:58 AM #71
So then, RW, prostrate yourself toward the southwest and begin your Apple mantra. Just do it quietly so as not to disturb the rest of us who are working on our PCs.
09-19-2009, 06:00 AM #72
Just simply sat with him for about an Hour and pulled up the internet, PDF software, email, his open office , my word, etc etc. Sent files back and forth and opened them. Compressed other files and sent them.
I think kind of explained all that already.
Using the Mac was no difference than anyone operating your typical software on any computer.
Like I say that I stole from you...I was not amused. I was expecting lights to be flashing and the choir singing as I was using the Mac
Was it interesting using something different...Yep. Always is.
Did it have the appearance to do anything better, quicker, etc. Did it appear to make things seem more professional. Were any programs on either laptop hanging up, running slow, not responding, quicker on the internet, opening, creating, sending email slower faster , download quicker, handle files better.....Not in the slightest.
Like I said. In everyday normal operation I did not see one bit of difference.
Like I said. If there is some specialty software for a particular computer that might run better or be of easier use......I am sure there is.
Your typical shmo opening up either computer and operating it for typicical daily use.
I just di not see or here anything that would have pulled me in either direction.
Not knocking your Mac. Just doing what you said. Operated each laptop as I would in any typical daily use. It did not excite me. Or as you say. I was not amused.
I was really expecting to be saying. Wow man...far out....gotta get me one.
09-19-2009, 09:09 AM #73
macs sometimes are just a pos like any other computer, imho ..my babysitter has one and she asks me for help sometimes...I never saw her doing such a great stuff on her photoshop that I can't do on my wife's windows computer with photoshop. Do whatever rocks your boat, this is not a dictadorship..is a democracy...I like Linux..is it better than the OS you use? not at all..works for me since I don't like piracy and enjoy the freedom motto..
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